The Onion is one of the funniest sites on the internet. Every article is a satirical take on headlines from international, national and local news. The headlines alone can crack you up, but all the content is hilarious.
Except some people just don’t get it.
It’s like they’ve never left their homes and ventured out into the real world. Fortunately for us, though, these simple souls like to leave comments that are almost as funny as the article that fooled them.
Scroll through these 10 times someone was taken in by an Onion headline.
1. Calm down. Big Ben’s not going anywhere.
2. Millennials ruin everything.
3. Someone needs to know this.
4. Hurling chimps into the sun is mean.
5. You are adorable.
7. It’s called satire.
8. Why, America, why??
9. She has a fine career ahead of her.
10. Fake news.
Hysterical, right? According to Merriam-Webster, satire is “a literary work holding up human vices and follies to ridicule or scorn.” So, dear gullible people, thank you for your precious comments. Just when we think an Onion headline couldn’t be more perfect, you made it perfect-er.
Now, go out and talk to some people. Or pick up a newspaper. There’s a big wide world out there ready for you to learn more about.